Is all bathtub reglazing the same?
No!! Absolutely not! Different reglazing companies use different products and procedures, and the results, of course, are not the same. Some reglazers will paint a bathtub with a marine paint, or epoxies. Some reglazers use acrylics, or other industrial coatings that are not engineered specifically for resurfacing bathtubs. We only use alyphatic acrylic urethane, a high solids, two part material that creates a thermal molecular bond.
In addition to the material used, many refinishers have discontinued the etching of the porcelain and instead just wipe on an adhesion promoter and then spray the glaze. We have tested this process extensively and it does not work. We continue to use the time-tested process of etching the procelain with hydrofluoric acid, making it porous so that the glaze has something to grab on to. With the amount of bathtubs that we do each week, we would rather take the extra time and spend the extra money to ensure that we do not get recalls.
How long does the process take?
Generally, the process of refinishing a single bathtub takes about 3-4 hours to complete. Refinishing tile with the tub, however, will require additional time. Most bathroom tub and tile refinishing projects can be completed in a day.
When can I use my reglazed tub and tile?
The reglazing will dry and be ready for use the next morning. In some cases, such as repairs of cracks or chips, the tub can be used within 4 hours.
Do I have to use the same old color?
No. With our reglazing process we can match any fixture’s color or you can choose from a rainbow of designer colors.
What should I do before you arrive?
There are three things that you will need to do before we arrive. First, remove everything from the bathroom including countertop items, pictures on the wall, anything on the floor that is moveable, etc. Second, give the bathtub and/or tile a good cleaning with a degreasing cleaner. This is very important. All soap scum must be removed before we get there. Third, have some form of payment ready. Payment is due on the day we perform our services.
What is the difference between Reglazing and Tub Liners?
Tub liners are generally 3 times the cost of reglazing and in many cases tend to collect water underneath or crack causing more extensive problems. Our finish is bonded directly to your tub, so there are no air pockets such as in the case with a bathtub liner. Thus, no moisture can develop which in turn will lead to mold and mildew growing between the bathtub liner and your tub.
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